We are excited that you are interested in applying to the Berlin Mathematical School!

Here and on the subsequent pages, you will find all the relevant information you'll need for applying for the BMS PhD program!

The BMS offers a diverse and supportive community in the vibrant city of Berlin. The program is tuition free and the BMS offers scholarships to support the students.

We look forward to receiving your application!

 

Application Period and Deadlines

The BMS application period consists of two application rounds.

For admission to our program in 2023, applications will be accepted via our online portal from 15 September to 1 December 2022 (first round) and from 1 March to 1 April 2023 (second round).

The first round application deadline of 1 December 2022 is for
- Phase I applicants requiring admission with scholarship
- Phase II applicants who want to start in April, May, June or July 2023.

The second round application deadline of 1 April 2023 is for
- Phase I applicants requiring admission only
- Phase II applicants who want to start in August, September or October 2023.

Access to the application portal will end on 1 December and 1 April at 23:59, Berlin, UTC +2 hoursTime Zone Converter

 

BMS PhD Application Guidelines - for all you need to know about applying to the BMS!

First download our BMS PhD Application Guidelines and read them thoroughly before beginning the online application process.
You will find the answers to most of your questions in there, in our FAQs, or here on our website.

 

MATH+ projects

The BMS has been a part of the excellence cluster MATH+ since 2019. MATH+ will fund new projects starting in 2023 and will offer PhD positions within these projects. If you are interested in one of the positions, you can apply for them via our online application form (Phase II). The list of projects and open positions can be found here (more might be added in November). Further details can be found in the BMS PhD Application Guidelines.

 

Requirements

Students entering Phase I of the BMS are expected to have a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Students entering Phase II are expected to have a master's degree or equivalent. In addition, they must satisfy the regular admission requirements of the Berlin universities' PhD programs.

It is important that you submit your application in the correct round. Please refer to page 3 of the BMS PhD Application Guidelines for more details. For more information about our requirements, please read our FAQs. A detailed description of all documents required to apply can be found in the BMS PhD Application Guidelines.

 

TOEFL, IELTS & CAE

As proof of English proficiency, we accept TOEFL, IELTS and CAE. We do not require a hard copy of your test result by post, therefore we no longer list our TOEFL code on our website. Simply upload your test result to your online application form by the given deadline. Further details can be found in the BMS PhD Application Guidelines.

 

Registration and Application

We accept applications only via the BMS online application portal. All applications will be evaluated after the application deadline.

In order to access the BMS application form, you first have to register:
Go to Registration. Then submit your application via the BMS online application portal. You may submit only one application per application period.

Please note that there is no application fee.

If you are currently a PhD student in Berlin or Potsdam and would like to apply for BMS membership, you do not need to apply via this website. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Questions?

If you haven't found the answer of your question in the BMS PhD Application Guidelines, the FAQs, or on our website you can email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.